Irma Perez-Johnson

Associate Director of Human Services Research, Mathematica Policy Research

Irma Perez-Johnson is a Board Member of Mathematica Policy Research an associate director of human services research in Mathematica’s Princeton, New Jersey office. She is an expert on the design and implementation of rigorous evaluations of employment training and K–12 education programs, including pilots and demonstrations. For the U.S. Department of Labor, Perez-Johnson currently leads the evaluation of the Self-Employment Training Demonstration, directs the study of Behavioral Interventions for Labor-Related Programs, and recently served as the project director and principal investigator for the Evaluation of the Individual Training Account Experiment. She is also directing a study of Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments for recipients of Extended Unemployment Compensation. For the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, she is helping design an Evaluation of Data-Driven Instruction and until recently served as the deputy director for the Impact Evaluation of Race-to-the-Top and School Improvement Grants. She holds a doctorate in education policy and evaluation from the University of Pennsylvania.